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"Hablemos del Poder/ Talking of Power" A film about revolutionary Venezuela

Sex, race and class in revolutionary Venezuela. From the hills of Caracas to the banks of the Orinoco, grassroots revolutionary women tell how they are changing our world.
Hablemos Del Poder/ Talking of Power
Produced by the Global Women's Strike and directed by Nina Lopez, an international co-ordinator of the Strike who has made two other films about Venezuela. Grassroots women organizers speak about:

- Leadership and collective action
- Gender, race, and class
- Agrarian reform and food sovereignty
- Labor rights and sustainable development
- Community health initiatives

Sunday December 18th, 6-8pm
Musicians' Union Local 99,
325 NE 20th Ave.
Sliding scale 5-15$ -no one turned away.

This Film Screening is a fundraiser for the Portland Central America Solidarity Committee/Cross-Border Labor Organizing Coalition's delegation to the World Social Forum in Caracas, Venezuela in January 2006.
For more information visit us on the web at: www.pcasc.net

Quotes from the film:

"Power is about doing and achieving for the benefit of all, of the collective. No one can speak for us, we must all speak for ourselves."
-Angélica Álvarez, Banmujer (Women's Development Bank)

"The people from the 'barrio' built the city twice: during the day we built the houses of the well-off; at night and at weekends, with solidarity, we built our own homes, our 'barrio'.
-Andrés Antillano, Urban Land Committee, La Vega, Venezuela

"Neo-liberalism increases women's workload. Who suffers most, who works most when health services are privatized? Women, mothers... The highest participation in the Missions: women . . . Social security for housewives is a constitutional mandate."
-President Hugo Chávez

homepage: homepage: http://www.pcasc.net